Injury woe will force Tyrone boss Mickey Harte into rethink
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte is coming to terms with a selection headache in advance of next week-end's All-Ireland football qualifier against Armagh.
A fractured wrist now threatens to keep Peter Harte sidelined for several weeks and will lead the Red Hands boss to amend his defence.
Joe McMahon's sparkling display as a substitute in the win over Louth has thrust him into the frame for a starting role but Tiernan McCann is again expected to be an absentee.
Meanwhile, Kerry threw their hat into the All-Ireland ring in defiant style by beating Cork by 0-24 to 0-12 in yesterday's Munster football final.
The Kingdom were in control from the outset and James O'Donoghue emerged as man of the match with 0-10, eight of his scores coming from play.
Longford, who had conquered Derry in the previous round of the football qualifiers, came a cropper against Tipperary when they lost by 2-17 to 0-9.
It was a shattering setback but Tipperary, taking inspiration from goals from Michael Quinlivan and Peter Acheson, were good value for their stunning victory.
Sligo, though, had to work harder to chisel out a 0-12 to 0-10 victory over Wicklow at Aughrim.
But it was two All-Ireland hurling qualifiers that provided a spectacular feast of skill and thrills.
Clare and Wexford finished all-square even after extra-time, Clare's 1-21 highlighted by a late goal from Seadna Morey while Conor McDonald and Liam Og McGrath plundered Wexford's goals in their 2-18 total.
And Tipperary flashed a defiant message that they have the All-Ireland title in their sights with a 3-25 to 4-13 win over Galway.
In the Leinster hurling final, Kilkenny beat Dublin by 2-19 to 2-10.